Reflections from BUILDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES  Boston 2007 School 2.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are moving on… No longer the  INFORMATION AGE We are in the  CONCEPTUAL AGE Why is this IMPORTANT? Daniel Pink: A Whole...
<ul><li>CREATIVE WORKERS </li></ul><ul><li>INNOVATIVE THINKERS </li></ul><ul><li>PROBLEM SOLVERS </li></ul>Business Leader...
<ul><li>Competition is a global conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and vision matters </li></ul><ul><li>Re-thinking...
<ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Symphony </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Play </li></...
It’s About the BRAIN… <ul><li>Left hemisphere controls right side of the body; right hemisphere controls left side of the ...
<ul><li>DESIGN </li></ul><ul><li>Classic whole-minded aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>A combination of utility and significance...
<ul><li>STORY </li></ul><ul><li>Stories are easier to remember because stories are how we remember. </li></ul><ul><li>Narr...
<ul><li>SYMPHONY </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to put together the pieces </li></ul><ul><li>See relationships between seem...
<ul><li>EMPATHY </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s position and to intuit what someone el...
<ul><li>PLAY </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Airline’s Mission: “People rarely succeed at anything unless they are having fun ...
<ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Shift from “Materialist” values toward “Postmaterialist” priorities – self-expression an...
<ul><li>Communicate  Differently: IM, chat </li></ul><ul><li>Share  Differently: Blogs, webcams, camera phones </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Evaluate  Differently: Epinions, Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Learn  Differently: interests them </li></ul><ul><li>Rep...
<ul><li>Do we have a Problem-Solving Framework? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we TEACH Problem-Solving? </li></ul><ul><li>Everywher...
<ul><li>Can someone overseas do it cheaper? </li></ul><ul><li>Can a computer do it faster? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I offering...
<ul><li>“ What’s On Your Mind?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What Story Would You Tell?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What Do You Want the W...
<ul><li>Authentically Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Project-Driven Instruction </li><...
To Infinity…and Beyond. All Children Will Learn! This Year…
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  1. 1. Reflections from BUILDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES Boston 2007 School 2.0
  2. 10. We are moving on… No longer the INFORMATION AGE We are in the CONCEPTUAL AGE Why is this IMPORTANT? Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  3. 11. <ul><li>CREATIVE WORKERS </li></ul><ul><li>INNOVATIVE THINKERS </li></ul><ul><li>PROBLEM SOLVERS </li></ul>Business Leaders Looking for:
  4. 12. <ul><li>Competition is a global conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and vision matters </li></ul><ul><li>Re-thinking pedagogy is essential </li></ul><ul><li>Other countries are making significant investments in learning objectives </li></ul>Major Conclusions: Keith Krueger: Reinventing K-12 Education to Make a Difference
  5. 13. <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Symphony </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Personalities </li></ul>Let's Get Back to the Kids: ESSENTIAL APTITUDES Dr. Yong Zhoa: Digital Citizenship & Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  6. 14. It’s About the BRAIN… <ul><li>Left hemisphere controls right side of the body; right hemisphere controls left side of the body </li></ul><ul><li>Left side is sequential; right side is simultaneous </li></ul><ul><li>Left side specializes in text; right side specializes in context </li></ul><ul><li>Left side analyzes detail; right side synthesizes the big picture </li></ul>Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  7. 15. <ul><li>DESIGN </li></ul><ul><li>Classic whole-minded aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>A combination of utility and significance </li></ul><ul><li>Create something beautiful, whimsical or emotionally engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Ford: Not big V-8’s – but harmony and balance </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly Ballots in Palm Beach County FL: Bad design but won election </li></ul><ul><li>Georgetown Univ. Study: If teachers, students and approach remained the same, improving a school’s physical environment increased scores by 11% </li></ul>The NEW 6 SENSES: Essential Aptitudes Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  8. 16. <ul><li>STORY </li></ul><ul><li>Stories are easier to remember because stories are how we remember. </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative imagining is the fundamental instrument of thought </li></ul><ul><li>Facts are available “Free” </li></ul><ul><li>What matters is the ability to place to place in context and to deliver them with emotional impact </li></ul>The NEW 6 SENSES: Essential Aptitudes Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  9. 17. <ul><li>SYMPHONY </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to put together the pieces </li></ul><ul><li>See relationships between seemly unrelated fields </li></ul><ul><li>Invent something new by combining elements nobody else thought to pair </li></ul><ul><li>Positive negative space </li></ul><ul><li>Velcro: burrs on dog </li></ul>The NEW 6 SENSES: Essential Aptitudes Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  10. 18. <ul><li>EMPATHY </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s position and to intuit what someone else is feeling </li></ul><ul><li>Not sympathy – but feeling with someone </li></ul><ul><li>Anthrax – 2 cases </li></ul>The NEW 6 SENSES: Essential Aptitudes Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  11. 19. <ul><li>PLAY </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Airline’s Mission: “People rarely succeed at anything unless they are having fun doing it!” </li></ul><ul><li>In US video game business is larger than the motion picture industry </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of college students that have played a video game = 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects of video gaming resemble aptitude of Symphony: spotting trends, drawing connections, discerning the big picture </li></ul>The NEW 6 SENSES: Essential Aptitudes Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  12. 20. <ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Shift from “Materialist” values toward “Postmaterialist” priorities – self-expression and the quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Growing recognition that spirituality – not religion necessarily – is a fundamental part of the human condition </li></ul><ul><li>Spirituality in the workplace didn’t hinder organization – it helped it reach their goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning. Purpose. Deep Life Experience. </li></ul>The NEW 6 SENSES: Essential Aptitudes Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
  13. 21. <ul><li>Communicate Differently: IM, chat </li></ul><ul><li>Share Differently: Blogs, webcams, camera phones </li></ul><ul><li>Buy and Sell Differently: eBay, Craigslist </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange Differently: music, movies, P2P </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Differently: chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate Differently: workgroups </li></ul>KIDS: Marc Prensky: Don’t Bother Me, I’m Learning
  14. 22. <ul><li>Evaluate Differently: Epinions, Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Differently: interests them </li></ul><ul><li>Report Differently: Moblogs, Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Socialize Differently: MySpace, Friendster </li></ul><ul><li>Grow Up Differently: explore and transgress – test the limits </li></ul>KIDS: Marc Prensky: Don’t Bother Me, I’m Learning
  15. 23. <ul><li>Do we have a Problem-Solving Framework? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we TEACH Problem-Solving? </li></ul><ul><li>Everywhere! </li></ul>Do we teach PROBLEM-SOLVING (Creativity) ?
  16. 24. <ul><li>Can someone overseas do it cheaper? </li></ul><ul><li>Can a computer do it faster? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I offering something different that satisfies the non-material, transcendent desires of an abundant age? </li></ul>If Not… Future will Depend on YOUR Answer to These Three Questions:
  17. 25. <ul><li>“ What’s On Your Mind?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What Story Would You Tell?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What Do You Want the World To Know?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What Contribution Did You Make Today?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who is Doing the THINKING WORK? </li></ul>Ask Our Students AND Ourselves:
  18. 26. <ul><li>Authentically Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Project-Driven Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Problem-Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Content </li></ul><ul><li>Making Contributions: Connected & Global </li></ul>What is SCHOOL 2.0? What is our challenge?
  19. 27. To Infinity…and Beyond. All Children Will Learn! This Year…

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